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Health Care Goes Further Down The Toilet

Cloture was agree to by a vote of 60-40. We can expect a final vote on it Thursday evening. Contact your Senator and tell them you want your health freedom this Christmas. NO on government further intrusion into health care.


Government Option?

This is what a government option turns into.

The House Passes the Monstrosity

Well, tonight is the first step to the completion of another of Obama’s “promises.” (Too bad he isn’t as peaceful as he was during the primaries.) The Health Care bill (H.R. 3962) passed with a vote of 220-215, and the funny thing is that it is bipartisan because one confused, green representative from Louisiana voted “yea.” My rep voted for it and you can bet before the week is up she will be hearing from me. See how your rep voted and contact them accordingly. Even as I listen to coverage of the bill and its passage, I am hearing that this is for the people and this is what the people wanted. I though this bill was oppose by most Americans?! This bill will eventually cause prices to rises, cause shortages in supply, allow the government take over of health, and penalize those who don’t want or someway can’t afford the cost. With all the bad legislation being shoved down our throat, I think that most important subject Americans can study and learn is economics. Please learn! (There was one positive item stuck in the bill, I’m sure to get votes. The government ban on abortion funding was upheld.)

Health Care: Is Government’s Solution the Best?

If you think the government can provide health care, ask yourself a few questions. How’s VA health care? (shabby and out of money) How’s Medicare? (good but bankrupt) How’s government handling other services (DMV, Post Office, etc.)?

There’s no doubt that the health care system is messed up, but who messed it up? It’s government lack of regulation that prevents one from buying insurance across state lines. It’s government tax code that connects insurance with your job. It’s the third-party payer system that helps to drive cost up and quality down.

Unlike many reports from D.C., there is a free market alternative to government-ruined health care. Read up at There are hours of research compiled here. Don’t let it go to waste while you watch reruns.

What if the government took over cable?

This is the best post I’ve read to help you understand about the current health care situation. It’s kind of long, but well worth the time.

Here are a couple others.
Complete Analysis of the Government Take-over and Socialization of Healthcare
Health Care Socialism or Health Care Corporatism?
Doctor Speaks Out at Town Hall Event
Fun Health Regulation Fact
The Rising Cost of Healthcare….
Of Third Party Payer Systems
The Road to Health Care Serfdom
Health care is unequivocally not a right

Response to Pelosi

Here is a good response to Pelosi’s press release mentioned in a previous post.

The Speaker is certainly correct that federal Congress has certainly legislated on “many aspects of American life.”  In fact, there is a lot more at stake with the Commerce Clause than “just” our health care — the entire authority for economic central planning rests on this single clause. I strongly disagree with Pelosi that the Constitution allows Congress broad power in this respect. First, the exact language from my job description in Powers of Congress, Article I, Section 8, Clause 3:

Regulation, in today’s dictionaries, means “a governmental order having the force of law.” However, this is not the historical definition.  The founders believed “regulate” to literally mean ‘to make more regular’ or, per Black’s Law Dictionary at the time, “a rule or order prescribed for management or government; a regulating principle; a precept.” In other words, regulate meant that Congress should in principle assist with Commerce disputes between the States, but did not grant Congress the power of law to inflict criminal penalties.

The Congress shall have Power… to regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes.”

Pelosi believes that she has the power to “regulate Commerce… among the several States” and I suggest that in blunt language she instead literally means to “control the economy… of the States.”  Pelosi and her ilk accomplish this by confusing the modern meanings with the legal meaning and contemporary context of the founders.

Is Mandating Health Insurance Constitutional?

Well, CNS asked Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi that same question. Her response is classic.

“Are you serious? Are you serious?”

Then her press secretary replied.

Elshami responded by sending a Sept. 16 press release from the Speaker’s office entitled, “Health Insurance Reform, Daily Mythbuster: ‘Constitutionality of Health Insurance Reform.’”   The press release states that Congress has “broad power to regulate activities that have an effect on interstate commerce. Congress has used this authority to regulate many aspects of American life, from labor relations to education to health care to agricultural production.”

The release further states: “On the shared responsibility requirement in the House health insurance reform bill, which operates like auto insurance in most states, individuals must either purchase coverage (and non-exempt employers must purchase coverage for their workers)—or pay a modest penalty for not doing so. The bill uses the tax code to provide a strong incentive for Americans to have insurance coverage and not pass their emergency health costs onto other Americans—but it allows them a way to pay their way out of that obligation.  There is no constitutional problem with these provisions.”

Read the whole article. It includes audio, too.

Penalty for Not Signing-Up for Obama Care

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) received a handwritten note Thursday from Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Tom Barthold confirming the penalty for failing to pay the up to $1,900 fee for not buying health insurance.

Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and could face up to a year in jail or a $25,000 penalty, Barthold wrote on JCT letterhead. He signed it “Sincerely, Thomas A. Barthold.”

Here’s the link to the very short artcle.